From now until the end of the year, Denver Stiffs readers and Denver Nuggets fans can donate tickets to send kids who are battling cancer or other life-threatening illnesses to watch the Denver Nuggets take on the Charlotte Hornets at Pepsi Center on January 5th. The Denver Nuggets are providing special discounted tickets for this event. For just $10, you can send one kid in the HopeKids Colorado program to the game and provide them an opportunity to meet up with other kids who are dealing with similar medical conditions.
This event provides a unique, supportive and recreational environment for connection, sharing and encouragement. Social support is essential for families with children who are battling serious illnesses and HopeKids’ events foster lasting friendships and support among people who share similar challenges. HopeKids families report that nothing is more powerful than one sick child meeting another who has recovered from the same condition. No HopeKids family is alone on this difficult journey.
Last year, Denver Stiffs readers helped send over 350 HopeKids families to watch the Nuggets beat the Sacramento Kings. In addition, we were able to write a check for over $3,400 to help support future events and help families with medical bills. This year, we’re aiming even higher! Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 overall and to send at least 500 kids to the game.
In addition to being a home game, January 5th is also Super Mascot Rocky’s birthday. HopeKids children will get to meet Rocky and other mascots who will be in town for the game, meet Nuggets players and sit courtside during pregame warmups, and attend the game all together in a section reserved specifically for our event.
So help us make January 5th a special night at Pepsi Center and donate now. It’s only $10 per ticket but that $10 donation could very well lead to a child having one of the most important days of their life! Corporate donations also welcome. If you or your company would like to sponsor this event beyond a ticket donation, email DenverStiffs@gmail.com.
HopeKids provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-threatening medical condition. We surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope can be a powerful medicine.
HopeKids believes that hope is a powerful medicine. Most of us cannot imagine the costs, fears, emotions and isolation that hospital stays and surgeries impose on families. Parents often become overwhelmed with treatment and finances. Siblings can experience confusion, fear, and resentment as normal life activities and parental attentions are replaced with a difficult medical journey.
HopeKids hosts highly-anticipated, free, fun events for families who have a child with a life-threatening medical condition. From live entertainment to private movie screenings, and amusement parks to sporting events, we offer a wide variety of activities for the whole family. We want to keep children and their families focused on the future rather than dwelling on what they are dealing with now (i.e. needle pokes, chemotherapy, blood transfusions and other painful experiences.)